Art Therapy Today
Join us for AATA's next live, three-part continuing education series on Art Therapy Ethics, featuring Ethics Committee co-chairs Deborah Fung, LCAT, ATR-BC and Jennifer Waters, MA, ATR, LPCC, LMHC.

The ATCB's June re-certification deadline is coming soon. Attendees will earn 6.0 CE hours, and members can register at a discounted rate of $125 for all three sessions!
Last week, a coalition of art and music therapists went to the state capital of Montpelier to advocate for art therapy licensure and the regulation of art therapy as a unique profession. The group has been working together with the AATA National office staff for the past two years to garner legislative support and build relationships with community stakeholders, including with allied mental health professionals. Leland Peterson, ATR-BC, AATA Member and Vermont Chapter President, and Betsy Graziadei, ATR-BC, chair of the chapter’s government affairs committee, also testified in front of the State Senate Sub-committee on professional regulation.

If you're looking to get involved in a art therapy licensure campaign in your state, please contact your state or local chapter or Tyler Kirby, AATA’s Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager, at or 703-548-0878.
Join us online for an AATA New Member Orientation! Meet some of the AATA National Office team and your art therapy colleagues—and learn more about all the benefits of being an AATA member. 

This session will include a brief orientation about your membership, the resources available to you, like the Art Therapy Bibliographic Search Tool, and some upcoming events. We’ll also have time to introduce ourselves and connect!

If you’re a new member or an existing member wanting a refresher on AATA member benefits, join us April 11 at 8 p.m. ET! If you’re thinking about becoming a member, it’s a great time to join! Here’s how
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) awarded initial accreditation to the Art Therapy master’s program at the University of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana. The CAAHEP Board approved the accreditation recommendation by the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) for the art therapy graduate program on March 17, 2023.
M.A. Counseling Art Therapy Specialization
Caldwell University
The first CACREP accredited program of this type in the nation. The program fulfills educational requirements in both art therapy and mental health counseling.
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Member Corner
The ATCB’S June 30 deadline for re-certification is just around the corner! Are you in need of CEUs for recertification? AATA's Online Learning Academy has got you covered! Our Continuing Education catalog offers up to 290 courses in Neuroscience, Trauma, and more. AATA’s 2022 Virtual Conference Sessions are also now available at pre-pandemic pricing for AATA members ($20 per CEU)!
By Sara Cantrell, MA, ATR-P

As art therapists, many of us work as a member of the interdisciplinary team in organizations such as hospitals, schools, and agencies. Sometimes art therapists need to use conflict resolution skills to effectively address challenges within the team. 

In my four-month transition from intern to full-time art therapist at a military hospital, the outpatient pediatric hematology oncology clinic found itself flush with art materials but no art therapist. After returning, I quickly learned how the staff, mainly nurses, kept the art-making alive, distributing various art materials to patients and additional changes. However, boundaries around the art cabinet set during my internship were no longer in place.
Every year, AATA recognizes our members who work every day to advance the profession through leadership, research, and clinical endeavors. If you know a colleague or changemaker in the field, please take a moment to recognize them by nominating them. Also let’s support the next generation of art therapists by encouraging art therapy students and young professionals to apply for scholarships.
Master of Science in Art Therapy
Mount Mary College?
Develop a sophisticated professional identity as an artist-therapist through Mount Mary University’s Master of Science in Art Therapy program. This approved program is grounded in a profound belief in the healing power of the arts and creative process. Students implement theory and practice in a wide range of clinical contexts.
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One of the ways that Art Therapy is celebrating our 40th Anniversary is through Taylor and Francis’s new Collections feature. Unlike special issues that seek new content, Collections are ways to curate published content that are represented according to a theme. The items are not re-published but framed with contemporary ideas and situated with like articles from across the Art Therapy's volumes and years. As such, Collections are living volumes that we can add to over time. 

We are excited to share our first Collection, which highlights all the Best Paper Award articles since this honor was established in 2012. Recipients demonstrate creativity and originality, scientific and professional quality, scholarship and significance. These articles advance the profession through innovative research, enhanced perspectives, and/or critical examinations. View the Art Therapy Best Paper Awards Collection here.

The Journal hopes to introduce additional Collections this year that will help focus readers attention to significant cross-cutting themes in art therapy. You can access the Collections tab on the journal’s List of Issues page or through this link.
Adler University
From the AATA Career Center

Art Therapist - Board Certified, Avow Hospice Inc.: Provides art therapy directly to patients in coordination with the Plan of Care established by the interdisciplinary team. May provide art therapy to community organizations as a contract service.

Want to post or apply for art therapy jobs? Visit AATA's Career Center, the one-stop shop to help art therapists at all levels find new opportunities! For questions about the Career Center, email

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